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Your complete directory of Florida candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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- Florida Times-Union

LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: June 17, 2022
State Primary: August 23, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on September 2, 2022


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the General Election.)
Ron DeSantis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
& Jeanette Nunez (R)*
- (Campaign Site)

Charlie Crist (D) - Congressman, Ex-Governor, Ex-Attorney General & Ex-State Sen.
& Karla Hernandez (D) - Miami-Dade Teachers Union President

Hector Roos (L) - Political Consultant & Realtor
& Jerry "Tub" Rorabaugh (L) - Pastor & '22 Jacksonville City Council Candidate

Carmen Gimenez (NPA) - Public Relations Consulant & Venezuelan Human Rights Activist
& Kyle "KC" Gibson (NPA) - Pastor & Frequent Candidate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Jeb Bush - 1994

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Ashley Moody (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Aramis Ayala (D) - Ex-Orange County State Attorney

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO):
Jimmy Patronis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Adam Hattersley (D) - Ex-State Rep., Engineer, Iraq War Veteran & '20 US Rep Candidate

Bob Graham - 1978

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
[ Nikki Fried (D)* - Lost Primary for Governor in 2022. ]
Naomi Esther Blemur (D) - Accountant & Democratic Activist
Wilton Simpson (R) - State Senate President & Farmer


STATE LEGISLATURE:

Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Marco Rubio (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Val Demings (D) - Congresswoman & Retired Orlando Police Chief
Dennis Misigoy (L) - Community Activist & '20 US Rep Candidate
Steven B. Grant (NPA) - Boynton Beach Mayor & Attorney
Tuan Nguyen (NPA) - Telecommunications Professional
Uloma Uma Expete (WI)
Edward Gray (WI) - Conservative Activist
Howard Knepper (WI) - Real Estate Developer & Frequent Candidate
Moses Quiles (WI) - Security Technician

Bob Graham - 1978

Rick Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.
Bernard Korn (D) - Realtor, Ex-Police Officer & Frequent Candidate
Jim Davis (WI) - Code Enforcement Officer, USMC Veteran & Trump Campaign Activist


U.S. CONGRESS:

** New 2022 Districts Used Below **

District 1:
Matt Gaetz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rebekah Jones (D) - Ex-State Health Department Data Analyst & Whistleblower

District 2:
Neal Dunn (R)* - Old CD-2 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Al Lawson (D)*
- Old CD-5 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)

District 3:
Kat Cammack (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Danielle Hawk (D) - Higher Education Professional & Community Activist
Linda Brooks (NPA) - Amateur Historian

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
** New Seat - No Incumbent **
LaShonda "LJ" Holloway (D) - Businesswoman, Ex-Congressional Aide & '16/'20 Candidate
Aaron Bean (R) - State Senate President Pro Tempore & Auctioneer
Gary Koniz (WI) - Retired Journalist, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 5:
John Rutherford (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 6:
Mike Waltz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Hannoush (L) - Info Systems Professional & '20 State Rep Nominee

District 7:
[ Stephanie Murphy (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Karen Green (D) - State Democratic Party Vice Chair & Political Consultant
Cory Mills (R) - Businessman & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Cardon Pompey (WI) - Pastor & '21 NYC Mayor Candidate

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joanne Terry (D) - Engineer

District 9:
Darren Soto (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Scotty Moore (R) - Christian Missionary & Life Coach

District 10:
[ Val Demings (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2022. ]
Maxwell Frost (D) - Gun Control Activist & Musician
Calvin Wimbish (R) - Retired Army Colonel & Sales Manager
Jason Holic (NPA) - Businessman
Usha Jain (NPA) - Physician & Frequent Candidate

District 11:
Dan Webster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Shante Munns (D) - Businesswoman & High School Coach
Kevin Porter (NPA) - Businessman

Reubin Askew for Governor / Jim Williams for Lt. Gov. - 1970

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kim Walker (D) - IT Professional, Ex-Correctional Officer & Army/USAF Veteran
Charles Smith (WI)

District 13:
[ Charlie Crist (D)* - Resigned August. 31, 2022, to become full-time Governor candidate. ]
Eric Lynn (D) - Ex-US Defense Dept Official & '16 St Rep Nominee
Anna Paulina Luna (R) - Businesswoman, USAF Veteran & '20 Nominee
Frank Craft (L) - Florist
Jacob Curnow (WI) - Gamer & '20 Candidate
Dwight Young (WI) - Public Safety Employee, National Guard Veteran & '16 US Sen Candidate

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
James Judge (R) - Public Relations Firm Owner & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran

District 15:
** New Seat - No Incumbent **
Laurel Lee (R) - Ex-Secretary of State & Ex-Circuit Judge
Alan Cohn (D) - Ex-TV News Anchor, Communications Consultant & '14/'20 Nominee

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jan Schneider (D) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & Frequent Candidate
Ralph Hartman (WI)

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Greg Steube (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrea Doria Kale (D) - Retired Technology Professional & Democratic Activist
Theodore "Pink Tie" Murray (NPA) - Progressive Activist & '20 Candidate

District 18:
Scott Franklin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Keith Hayden Jr. (NPA) - Businessman & Navy Veteran
Lenny Serratore (WI) - Airport Operations Supervisor, '21 Candidate & '20 County Comm Candidate

District 19:
Byron Donalds (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Cindy Banyai (D) - Organizational Consultant, College Professor & '20 Nominee
Patrick Post (WI) - '12/'20 Candidate

District 20:
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Drew Montez Clark (R) - Businessman & '20 St Rep Candidate

District 21:
Brian Mast (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Corinna Balderramos Robinson (D) - Retired Army Officer, Iraq War Veteran & '14 Candidate

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 22:
Lois Frankel (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dan Franzese (R) - Investment Executive & GOP Activist

District 23:
[ Ted Deutch (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Jared Moskowitz (D) - Broward Co Commissioner, Ex-FL Emergency Management Dir. & Ex-St Rep
Joe Budd (R) - Financial Advisor, MAGA Activist & Sunday School Teacher
Mark Napier (NPA) - Retired Army Officer & Ex-CIA Officer
Christine Scott (NPA) - Sole Proprietor, QAnon Conspiracy Theorist & '20 Candidate

District 24:
Frederica Wilson (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Jesus Navarro (R) - Businessman

US Senator Dick Stone - 1980

District 25:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Carla Spalding (R) - Nurse, Realtor, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 26:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Christine Olivo (D) - Ex-Church Youth Director, Community Activist & '20 Candidate

District 27:
Maria Elvira Salazar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Annette Taddeo (D) - State Sen., Businesswoman, '16 US Rep Nom & '14 Lt Gov Nom

District 28:
Carlos Gimenez (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Asencio (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Police Officer, Army Veteran & '20 County Comm Candidate
Jeremiah Schaffer (WI) - Defense Contractor & Retired Navy Veteran



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Jack Eckerd for Governor - Paula Hawkins for Lt Governor - 1978

Constitution Party of Florida (C)
Florida Democratic Party (D)
Forward Party of Florida (F)
Green Party of Florida (G)
Libertarian Party of Florida (L)
Reform Party of Florida (REF)
- Alliance Party state affiliate
Republican Party of Florida (R)
Unity Party of Florida (U)
Independent / No Party Affiliation (NPA)
Write-In (WI)


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State - Division of Elections


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Ed Gurney - 1968

Apalachicola Times
Bradenton Herald
Broward & Palm Beach New Times (Alternative)
Broward-Palm Beach Sun-Sentinel
Charlotte Sun-Herald
Citrus County Chronicle
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Destin Log
Fernandina Beach News Leader
FloridaBulldog.com
Florida Keys News
FloridaPolitics.com
Fort Lauderdale Westside Gazette (African-American)
Fort Myers News-Press
Fort Pierce Tribune
Gadsden County Times
Gainesville Sun
Hernando Sun
Highlands News-Sun
Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union
Key West Citizen
Lake City Reporter
Lakeland Ledger
Leesburg Daily Commercial
Marco Eagle
Melbourne Florida Today
Miami Herald
Miami el Nuevo Herald (Spanish)
Miami New Times (Alternative)
Naples Daily News
Northwest Florida Daily News
Ocala Star-Banner
Orlando Sentinel
Palatka Daily News
Palm Beach Post
Panama City News-Herald
Pasco News
Pensacola News Journal
Ponte Vedra Beach & Jacksonville Beaches Leader
St. Augustine Record
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sayfie Review (Politics)
South Florida Business Journal
South Florida Daily Business Review
South Florida Gay News
Sumter County Times
Tallahassee Democrat
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Creative Loafing (Alternative)
Treasure Coast Newspapers - TCPalm.com
Winter Haven News Chief

Janet Reno for Governor - 2002

WBBH TV-2 (NBC - Ft. Myers)
WINK TV-11 (CBS - Ft. Myers)
WCJB TV-20 (ABC - Gainesville)
WJXT TV-4 (IBS - Jacksonville)
WJXX TV-25 / WTLV TV-12 (ABC/NBC - Jacksonville)
WFOR TV-4 (CBS - Miami)
WSVN TV-7 (FOX - Miami)
WTVJ TV-6 (NBC - Miami)
WPLG TV-10 (ABC - Miami)
WESH TV-2 (NBC - Orlando)
WFTV TV-9 (ABC - Orlando)
WKMG TV-6 (CBS - Orlando)
WOFL TV-35 (FOX - Orlando)
WJHG TV-7 (NBC - Panama City)
WEAR TV-3 (ABC - Pensacola)
WCTV TV-6 (CBS - Tallahassee)
WTLH TV-49 (FOX - Tallahassee)
WTXL TV-27 (ABC - Tallahassee)
WFLA TV-8 (NBC - Tampa)
WFTS TV-28 (ABC - Tampa)
WTSP TV-10 (CBS - Tampa)
WTVT TV-13 (FOX - Tampa)
WFLX TV-29 (FOX - West Palm Beach)
WPBF TV-25 (ABC - West Palm Beach)
WPEC TV-12 (CBS - West Palm Beach)
WPTV TV-5 (NBC - West Palm Beach)

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